February, the month of love. Whether you get excited about Valentine’s or not, it’s definitely a time to dive deeper into a real understanding of what love is. It’s a time for introspection about what love is, and why the presence or lack of it creates some powerful reactions in human beings of all ages and cultures across the planet.
Based on our own perspective on love, you might search for many unique ways to celebrate this love-filled month, and this can fill you with expectations: romantic moments, heart-shaped balloons, candies, Hallmark cards, gifts, or red roses.
But love is so much more than all these beautiful expressions.
So what is love?
Most of us think that love is an emotion, often demonstrated through different actions and expressions, but if we think about it, love is the force that governs the whole universe. It is the force that keeps the earth going around the sun, the moon around the earth, the force that keeps us glued to the earth, the force that keeps all the cells in our body together.
Love is life. Life is Love.
Most yoga philosophy and ancient scripture tell us that love is the reflection of the Supreme Consciousness that is present in everybody and everything, every single particle on this planet. When we’re able to recognize love in this way, suddenly, we can see love everywhere. The immense love that is the core of everything, that reveals itself every time we feel a flicker of beauty, tenderness, affection, gratitude, joy, or compassion. Observing life through a filter of a grand love will either fuel the fire we already feel inside, or it will create a spark and start to fill a void.
Love is the very basis and essence of our existence. We are made up of love. Love is who we are, more than what we feel and express. Feelings and expressions are transient, they change and go away, but our innate nature is indestructible, constant.
I am love. You are love. We are love.